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AJA HDMI to SD/HD-SDI Video and Audio Converter

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  • Universal Power Supply Included

Sugg Retail Price: $345.00

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AJA's HDMI to SD/HD-SDI Video and Audio Converter converts HDMI to SDI or HD-SDI. Up to eight channels of HDMI audio are embedded into the SD/HD-SDI output allowing a convenient single cable audio/video connection. The HA5 provides two SD/HD-SDI outputs and supports long HDMI cables on the input. The HA5 is useful for connecting HDMI cameras to SD/HD-SDI equipment.

Full HDMI support including embedded audio
Equalized HDMI input supports long HDMI cables up to 40m
PLL clock filtering for low jitter SD/HD-SDI outputs
Lock LED shows type of input source, SD (green) or HD (red)
Inputs HDMI with embedded audio
Input Formats 525i, 625i, 720p 50/59.94/60, 1080i 50/59.94/60, 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, and 1080p30
Outputs SMPTE-259/292/296 SDI/HD-SDI, 2 x BNC
Power +5VDC Regulated, 4 Watts
Dimensions 4.6 x 2.4 x 1" (117 x 61 x 25 mm)
AJA HDMI to SD/HD-SDI Video and Audio Converter
  • DWP-U-R1 Worldwide Power Supply for AJA Mini-Converters
  • HDMI Cable
  • 5-Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    AJAHDMI to SD/HD-SDI Video and Audio Converter
     
    4.4

    (based on 10 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    80%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (8)
    • Easy to use (8)
    • Professional quality (8)
    • Lightweight (5)
    • Highly compatible (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • In the studio (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (10)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Works with Go Pro Hero 3+ black and ATEM

      After a really long search I finally found a box that will allow me to run GoPros over a long 50 foot SDI cable at 1080p 30 and 60 fps for live streaming. The...Read complete review

      After a really long search I finally found a box that will allow me to run GoPros over a long 50 foot SDI cable at 1080p 30 and 60 fps for live streaming. The ATEM did not want to except the Go Pro over HDMI cat 5 extender or AVUE hdmi to sdi converter. I believe it goes into the ATEM at 1080i from the AJA which is why the others were not working as they ouput 1080p though I can't really put my finger on it as my Nikon D5200 worked with the other boxes just not the Go Pro, but HURRAY IT WORKS!!!!
      I am wondering if Go Pros work with the new Black Magic 4k HDMI to SDI mini converter and the ATEM TV as I don't think they work with the older Black Magic converter going into a ATEM TV, they are a bit cheaper than the AJA. Please let me know if anyone has tested a GO PRO and the Black Magic 4k miniconverter HDMI to SDI converter into the ATEM TV. Cheers!

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      AJA vs Blackmagic Design

      I was torn between buying another Blackmagic Design HDMI to SDI battery converter or the AJA H5. Bottom line is I should have went with the BMD. Two reasons: Price and Quality. You...Read complete review

      I was torn between buying another Blackmagic Design HDMI to SDI battery converter or the AJA H5. Bottom line is I should have went with the BMD. Two reasons: Price and Quality. You can get the BMD for about $20 cheaper. Both come with a power supply and the AJA fits more secure because it twist locks on. But the AJA AC connector was still loose and actually caused a power interruption. The BMD is very well built and ready for field use. Go with BMD.

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      5.0

      The tool for HDMI/SDI

      By OnSightTV

      from Boston, MA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Professional Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about AJA HDMI to SD/HD-SDI Video and Audio Converter:

          Must have broadcast solution for me for GoPro and Computer outputs.

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          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Works with Go Pro Hero 3+ black and ATEM

          By Lance

          from New York

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Easy To Use
          • Highly Compatible
          • Lightweight
          • Professional Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Complex Projects

            Comments about AJA HDMI to SD/HD-SDI Video and Audio Converter:

            After a really long search I finally found a box that will allow me to run GoPros over a long 50 foot SDI cable at 1080p 30 and 60 fps for live streaming. The ATEM did not want to except the Go Pro over HDMI cat 5 extender or AVUE hdmi to sdi converter. I believe it goes into the ATEM at 1080i from the AJA which is why the others were not working as they ouput 1080p though I can't really put my finger on it as my Nikon D5200 worked with the other boxes just not the Go Pro, but HURRAY IT WORKS!!!!
            I am wondering if Go Pros work with the new Black Magic 4k HDMI to SDI mini converter and the ATEM TV as I don't think they work with the older Black Magic converter going into a ATEM TV, they are a bit cheaper than the AJA. Please let me know if anyone has tested a GO PRO and the Black Magic 4k miniconverter HDMI to SDI converter into the ATEM TV. Cheers!

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            • No

            Share this review

             
            5.0

            AJA brings the AAAAAAHH!

            By JB

            from Philadelphia, PA

            About Me Business Owner

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Easy To Use
            • Highly Compatible
            • Improves Performance
            • Lightweight
            • Professional Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about AJA HDMI to SD/HD-SDI Video and Audio Converter:

                They are built to be tough and it is all I trust for HD through SDI

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                • No

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                (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                AJA vs Blackmagic Design

                By Doug

                from Cheyenne, WY

                About Me Hobbyist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Poor Performance
                • Pricey / Poor Value

                Best Uses

                • In The Studio

                Comments about AJA HDMI to SD/HD-SDI Video and Audio Converter:

                I was torn between buying another Blackmagic Design HDMI to SDI battery converter or the AJA H5. Bottom line is I should have went with the BMD. Two reasons: Price and Quality. You can get the BMD for about $20 cheaper. Both come with a power supply and the AJA fits more secure because it twist locks on. But the AJA AC connector was still loose and actually caused a power interruption. The BMD is very well built and ready for field use. Go with BMD.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Works great

                By John

                from San Francisco

                About Me Professional Artist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Easy To Use
                • Professional Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Independent Films
                  • In The Studio

                  Comments about AJA HDMI to SD/HD-SDI Video and Audio Converter:

                  this is the 3 one that I have bought and it does exactly whats it suppose to and pretty rugged too

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Really good

                  By Gman

                  from Quebec, Canada

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Professional Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about AJA HDMI to SD/HD-SDI Video and Audio Converter:

                      Work good for me. Gopro HDMI to HDSDI !

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Conversion In A Snap!!!!

                      By Lab Rat

                      from San Diego, California

                      About Me Sr Engineering Tech

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact Design
                      • Easy Setup
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Highly Compatible
                      • Lightweight
                      • Professional Quality

                      Cons

                      • Is Not Hdcp Compatible
                      • Limited Compatibility

                      Best Uses

                      • Format Conversion
                      • Videoaudio Conversion
                      • Videoaudio Format Conver

                      Comments about AJA HDMI to SD/HD-SDI Video and Audio Converter:

                      This converter did everything we hoped it would do. It takes HDMI video/audio, that is not DHCP protected, and converts it to HDSDI with embedded audio. The installation is a breeze and the unit can be installed and operational in less than 30 minutes. Remember - your source material cannot be HDCP protected!

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                      (1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      Did not work

                      By Downlinker

                      from Dallas, tx

                      About Me Business Owner

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                      • Limited Compatibility

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about AJA HDMI to SD/HD-SDI Video and Audio Converter:

                        Converters will not pass video to all equipment dur to HDMI RESTRICTIONS. The converters are not reliable because of this feature. If you send signal directly to monitor or projector no problem, but will not work through a switcher

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                        5.0

                        Great Product

                        By Will

                        from Allen, TX

                        About Me Church Technical Director

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact Design
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Professional Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • In The Studio

                          Comments about AJA HDMI to SD/HD-SDI Video and Audio Converter:

                          Use a lot of these. Solid product. Very dependable.

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                          5.0

                          Will definitely buy another one

                          By Beto

                          from Sacramento, CA

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact Design
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Professional Quality

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about AJA HDMI to SD/HD-SDI Video and Audio Converter:

                              I purchased this product to record HD news coverage of events pertaining to my work so I could include the coverage in various video programs.

                              I connected the converter to a cable box and and a DVCPro-HD deck. It works beautifully! Both video and audio are indistinguishable from the original signal coming from the cable box.

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